Category: true story

True Story: My Sister Was Killed By A Drunk Driver

How would you navigate life if your sister was killed by a drunk driver? How would you get through the grief and anger if your sister was hit at red light by someone who'd already had one DWI? Click through for one woman's experience managing grief.

Kristen (back left), Karen (back middle), and their family.

How would you navigate life if your sister was killed by a drunk driver? How would you get through the grief and anger if your sister was hit at red light by someone who’d had their license suspended 13 times? This is Kristen and her sister Karen’s story.

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I want to share your true story!

It’s Monday on Yes & Yes so I bet you’re here for the True Story interview that usually appears in this space. Me, too!

After 400+ interviews, I’m sort of struggling to find stories I haven’t told already!

Competitive lumberjack? Check.
Unexpected home birth? Check.
Parents were con artists? Check.

So I need help from you. If you have a true story we haven’t covered yet, I want to share it!

Interviews can be conducted over email or phone – whichever is easiest for you. You always have the option of being anonymous.

You can search the True Story archives using the search bar above my header to see if we’ve already covered your topic. If you’d like to share your story – or have an idea for an interview – drop me a line at sarah@yesandyes.org.

Thanks so much for making Yes & Yes part of your online life!

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

True Story: I’m An Olympic Gold Medalist

What would it be like to win a gold medal? Or three gold medals? What if you won one of those gold medals in overtime in a match sports commentators called "One of the greatest things I've ever seen"? Click through for Gigi Marvin's story.

What would it be like to win a gold medal? Or three gold medals? What if you won one of those gold medals in overtime, in a match that sports commentators called “One of the greatest things I’ve ever seen”? That’s exactly what happened to Gigi Marvin. This is her story.

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True Story: I Started Doing Stand-up Comedy at 34

Do you want to start doing stand-up comedy but you're not sure where to begin? Or you think you're too old to start? You're not! Click through for one woman's story and her tips to get started as a comedian!

Have you ever wanted to try stand-up comedy but then thought “Oh, that’s for 22-year-old dudes!”

It is not just for 22-year-old dudes! In fact, my friend Amy started doing stand-up JUST LAST YEAR, and she’s booked for 16 shows this year! This is her story.

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True Story: I Helped 2,000+ Enslaved People Reach Freedom

Slavery still exists in 2018 and one woman is working to end it. Click through for one woman's story of helping 2,000+ people in northern India escape enslavement

Tell us a bit about yourself! 

I’m a farmgirl from Iowa who grew up going to Mass every Sunday. I was particularly inspired by the visiting Maryknoll-style missionaries. They told us about standing up against of US-backed atrocities in Central America. These nuns did the most exciting work of anyone I had ever met. I wanted to follow in their footsteps …. except for the celibacy part.

The other person I had access to – who did exciting work on par with the nuns – was James Baker. And he wore more stylish clothes. So I’ve tried to emulate the nuns, while enjoying sex (married 20 years this month!) and 2nd hand Prada.

I help villages in India free themselves from slavery, through Voices4Freedom.org. I help humanitarian extreme achievers as a Venture Human Capitalist.  I’m also the mama of two outrageous daughters, ages 5 and 12.

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